Thursday, September 22, 2011

When translated literally, the German word for glove is "hand shoe". Yes, you heard right - a shoe for the hand.



And in case you don't buy it, they literally hang - a - hand from the post to squelch your incredulity. You do see the linguistic rebellion beginning to surface, don't you? :)

15 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Makes sense to me!! My daughter, Catie, is taking German in college. She loves the language. I'll have to pass on this bit of information to her. ;) Carla

Pam said...

News to me , I was not aware that hands and feet were interchangeable.. but what do I know.
Each to their own differences.
Have you ever meet a 'stubborn Dutchman' I digress, that's a topic for another time :D

Nice post Alli.
Hugs,
Pam i am

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! rather odd.

(i was getting icky about the rabbit pelts too - i agree w/ younger daughter! i don't do fur!)

Meg said...

That totally makes me want to make a shoe glove design. Haha!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Hand shoe. Makes perfect sense. :)

Randy said...

Very interesting. I can see it now, 9 inch heels on gloves!

Liesl said...

Handskoen in my First Language...Afrikaans!!

Ola said...

German language is very logical on one hand but on the other all this "der, die, das":)

Out on the prairie said...

Not too far away to need da shoe. I see a lot of beachwear in the window.

Kim said...

It's kind of cool and a little creepy that it is hanging down over the door.

Ben said...

Learned new and interesting thing today .."hand shoe". Wishing you great weekend Allison :)

Dawn said...

oh. This looks rather odd to me. Kind of makes me feel strange;)
Did you shop for a shoe for the hand?
:)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, isn't that cool,I will always remember that now!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hmmm interesting, but are there more like this for other parts of apparel?

Country Mouse Studio said...

I never knew that but it kind of makes sense.